Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 23, 1960 · Page 8
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 8

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 23, 1960
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PAGE EIGHT THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, I960.- Biographical Sketches Of County Candidates For Nov. 8 Election -' ' O -- JT ' •• • J . J • ' ' GEORGE BOWERS, of rural!' CHARLES A. HALLECK, •route 1, Valparaiso, director of!Rensselaer^ • Ind.,^ Republican . the Valparaiso office of Edit, Inc., Chicago, is the Democratic can- .didate • for Congress from the Second District.' ' Born Jan. 26, 1905, on a farm , 'near Filley, Nebraska, he worked -'for the Illinois State Employment .Service and the Chicago Park District before moving to Val- "paraiso,. He has been a citizen _cf Porter county'for the past 19 -.-years where he and his wife reside on an SO-acre farm in Jack. son township. He has served as Jackson ' -township director of the Porter - 'County Farm Bureau and also "- served in that organization as co-chairman of the Committee on Citizenship and Government be- resentatives, is the Republican candidate for re-election to the Congress of the United States. Born in Jasper county, Ind., on Aug. 22, 1900, he has resided there all his life and attended grade and high schools in Rensselaer. He was graduated from Indiana University with an A.B. degree in 1922 and with an LL.B. degree in 1924. He was elected 'a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order | of the. Coif and is also a member | The biographical information on this page of candidates for Cass county offices in the Nov. 8 election was supplied by each person in response to a questionnaire by the Logansport Press and Pharos-Tribune. This is presented a public service for the voters to better acquaint themselves with the candidates for public office. GERALD R. HERSHBERGER, of 601 Sunset Dnve, city, local hardware merchant, is the Democratic candidate for re-election to the office of State Representative from Cass county. Born in Logansport on June'l, 1010, he "is a graduate of the Logansport high school and attended' Butler and Indiana Universities. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War H, He is a member of the Broadway Methodist church, Masons, Shrine, Scottish Rite, Elks, Eagles, VFW and American Legion and is president of the Logansport high school Stadium Association, of Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta I He was Cass county Democratic Phi. He served'with the Armed chjuman Forces in World War I. .He was elected prosecuting attorney of the Jasper-Newton circuit in 1924 'and was re-electee He was co-founder of the Porter "county United Fund and has "served on the Porter County Fair Board for 10 years. He received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science at the 'University of Nebraska and has done advanced study in Public Administration and received special training in International Law at the University of Chicago. :- ROBERT E. PETERSON, ; rural route .5, Rochester, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, is .' ihe Democratic candidate for the •;iffice of joint State Senator from • Cass and Fulton counties. '.'• Bom March 8/1930, -at Roches- i ier, he is a 1948 graduate of the •Jalma high school. He was grad' jitaed from the Purdue University ; School of Agriculture and did • post' graduate study -at Indiana .'University. He served with the ;U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, was •2 farmer in Newcastle township ! until 1956 and served as auditor ;bf Fulton county from 1956 to • J960. 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, Slst, "82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th and S6th Congresses; majority leader 'in the 80th and 83rd Congresses; and minority .leader in the 86th Congress. He is married and has two children. ROBERT S. JUSTICE, of rural route 2, city, is the Republican candidate for re-election to the office of Joint State Senator from Cass and Fulton counties. Born on a farm in Clinton township, Cass county, in 1912, he now lives on his farm in that township with his wife and family. For six years he taught history, government and debate at the Loganspoart high school. He was graduated from Harvard Law School in 1943 and admitted to the practice of law. Since that time he has been engaged in the general practice of law in Logansport. Before being elected to the ' Senate/ he served as Joint Represen- He is a member of the Bethle- ti :hero Baptist church. Masonic ! tative from Cass and Carroll coun- •.lodge, Farm Bureau, Chamber of '. Commerce, American Legion and ; Kiwanis. He was chairman of the • Fulton county chapter of the Red !: Cross for two years, director ;of the Rochester United Com' munity Givers for two years, fund i:chairman of the Fulton county -Mental Health Association for one '.year and a 4-H club leader for ! two years.' /; Harrier Champion I; For Second Year ; ; ; LA PORTE; IndJ (AP) - The 'Across country title of the Northern ^•Indiana High'School-Conference "belongs to Elkhart for the second --Straight .year. : ..";• .;. •»; The Blue Blazers, led by a' first-. ! place finish by Bob Scott, beat 21 '•-other schools here Friday at the yElk's Country Club course. '••' Finishing behind Scott were r-Tom Lambert of Mishawaka, Bob i'.'Escue and Bob Walton of Elkhart, :; : and Terry • Shroeder : of. Michigan :-city. ' \ , . ; ;! : - Team results: •'I'- Elkliart .96,-'Valparaiso 105, ."Mishawaka 121, 'Gary Wallace 128, '^Michigan City 170, Gary Emersun ;!t72, Fort'Wayne'North 173,; La •-Porte 220, Goshen 231. Gary Tol- lleston 253, South Bend Riley 274, "Gary Froebel 275, East Chicago '•Washington J05, Hammond 348, ! Hammond Tech-369, Gary Mann ;.404, South Bend Adams 405, East -.Chicago Roosevelt 431, South JBend Central 523, Hammond iil'Clark 554, South'Bend Washington ':aa, whiting 735. He is a graduate of DePauw University 'and the University of Michigan. He is president of the Logansport Building and Loan Association^ past president of the Logansport Rotary club, a director of the Cass county Historical Society and a member of the Cass county Farm Bureau, Scottish Rite/ the Cass county and Indiana' State Bar Associations, the Purdue -Area Advisory Committee for Educational Television and is an elder in the Calvary Presbyterian church. He .was elected to represent the senatorial district -composed of Cass and Fulton counties in 1956, and 'during the /last session of the Assembly, he, was a member of the^. Senate .committee on Education and was chairman of the Senate committee- on Cities and Towns. -•'-..- , . Gas Station In Eastend Entered Theft of two flashlight- and eight flashlight, batteries-was reported to: police'Saturday morning' by Irving..Smith, 2613 George St.-- .'•''';'.. Investigating' officers said burglars -entered .a service station at. Sixteenth arid-Market Streets Friday night by using a .glass cutter to remove an 18x15 inch window pane from the west side of the building. A '48x28 inch door glass was removed from an inside door to enter a room where the merchandise was displayed. A' soft drink and cigarette machine were opened and an undetermined amount of money taken, officers -said. - years and was elected State Representative from Cass county in 1958. .. He is married and has two children and four grandchildren. ' DELBERT E. SMITH, of Young America, a Cass county farmer and livestock dealer, is the Democratic candidate for re-election as Joint State Representative from Cass and Carroll' counties. •Born April 7, 1894, in Cass : county, he is a lifelong resident of Cass county and a high, school graduate. He served as Cass county Commissioner from 1949 to 1959 at which time he was elected to his present office. He is on the Board Directors- of the .Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Logansport. ' He has served on the following Legislative committees: .roads, counties and township business; phraseology, engrossment and enrollment of bills; public libraries, building and printing; and public 'policies. He is a member of the local Kiwanis club, Chamber of Commerce, Shrine club, Elks and Eales-lodges, the Young America Lions club, Masonic lodge, and the Indianapolis Scottish Rife. He attends the Congregational Christian church of Young America. 1, Cass! FORESTH. MONTGOMERY, of , county,: is the Republican- candi- "15 East Broadway, an engineer date for the office of State Hep-! for the •Pennsylvania Railroad, is resentative. | the Democratic candidate, for the FRANCES LEE HALL, of rural route 4, city, a lifelong, residenl of L'ogansport and Cass county, is the Republican candidate for the office of treasurer of Cass county. Born in this city August 20, 1912,' she was graduated from Logansport high school in 1931. She was married to Lonnie 0. Hall, Jr., in 1931, and has one son, John. She has served as deputy recorder, deputy city controller and bookkeeper in the welfare department, She is a member of the Ninth Married'and the father of a | offi ce of Cass county treasurer, street Christian church,-past presi- son.and a daughter, he owns and operates a farm in Noble' township that has been in the Moss family for 96 years. Farm Bureau. He has served as township trus-1 in 1940. He worked for one year tee and'county commissioner and | at the- Grass Creek elevator be- is a member of the Webb Chapel j fore coming to Logansport to Methodist church, Masonic order, | work for the Pennsylvania Rail- Elks and Shrine club and the road, where he has been employed since. 1941. • . 'In August, 1942,' he entered the Armed Forces from Cass county, served 33 months in the Middle East and was honorably discharged in November, 1945. He is a .member of the Market street Methodist church, Tiptpn Masonic lodge, -Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Veterans of - Foreign Wars, American Legion and Eagles Lodge: A home owner, he .is married to the former Alice Bonnell, and they have two children, Marsha and Philip. Born in Pulaski county on Jan. dent of: the Washington school 21, 1922, he attended grade school j PTA,. and past secretary of the at'Lucerne and was . graduated j PTA Council, from the Grass Creek high school WALTER 0. SPRINKLE, of- rural route 1, Camden, Carroll county farmer, is the Republican candidate for the office of Joint State Representative from Cass and Carroll counties. '•••... Born in 1912 in Deer' Creek township, Cass county, he lived in Cass county until 17 years ago when he purchased the Carroll county farm: where he and his wife now reside. The couple has three daughters. A graduate of the Young America high school, he served eight years as township trustee of Jack-' son township in Carroll county. He is a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church in Camden, the church council, the Camden Community, club, Masonic orders,:the Deer Creek Conservation • club,, and is president of the Camden Lions dub. BERNARD D. LEAVITT, of rural route 1, Northern avenue,- city, presently serving an appointment as Cass county Sheriff, is the Democratic candidate for that office. DWIGHT (DUKE) POWLEN, of Dykeman Park Road, city, former member of the Logansport police force, is the Republican candidate for sheriff of Cass county. A lifelong resident of Cass county, he was born March 19, 1900, at Lucerne. He attended the Lucerne high school and studied operation of the dninkometer, traffic safety and fingerprinting at Purdue University. A state trooper for one and one half years, he then served 22% years on the Logansport police force. That service included eight years as a motorcycle policeman, six and one half years as traffic sergeant and eight years.as lieutenant under Police Chief Lonnie retirement as. a police lieutenant in 1954, he was employed by the Cass county highway department for two- years and is presently employed by the Studebaker Construction company. He'is a member of the Market street Methodist church, Elks MRS. ELIZABETH BIEKER, of 410 Front street, city, is the Democratic candidate for re-elec- jon to the.office;of clerk-of the Cass circuit 'court. Born m Logansport on Sept. 11, 1910, she is a lifelong resident of .his city. She is a graduate of St. Joseph's Commercial School and a member of the Business and Professional -Women _and Altru- sa clubs. Th? widow of Al Bicker, she has two children, William, 21, and Jeanne Anne, 19. Former bookkeeper for the Elliott Grocery Company and the C. Callahan Company, she formerly served as deputy clerk under George Cline and is serving her first term 'as clerk of the Cass circuit court. Read the Want Ads! CLARENCE R. SETTLEMYRE, of rural route 5, city, Cass county treasurer, is the Republican candidate for the office of Cass county clerk. Born Jan 22, 1910, in Huntington county, he moved to Cass county in 1920. He was graduated from the Logansport high school and attended-Indiana .Central College for' two years. He served one term on the city council and pnor to serving as county treasurer ^he was in the grocery' business' for over 30 years. He served two years in World War H. He served the Red Cross as treasurer for two years and is now serving his sixth year on the board. He has worked on the United Fund and Hospital drives, served as president of the State Treasurer's Association and at the present time is Secretary- Treasurer of the Indiana Counties, Inc., a state organization for better operation and the preservation of county government. He is a member of the Broadway EUB church, ' York Rite Masonic lodge, Farm Bureau, Shrine, Elks,' Eagles, American Legion, 40&8-and the VFW. A member of the Indiana State I lodge and is a charter member of Police since 1937, he was Detec-ithe Fraternal Order of Police, tive Sergeant at the time of Sher-1 Married to the former Lucy Can-; iff Lonnie Hall's death in January toni, he has three sons and is a 1960, when he was appointed to property owner, fill,that office. . Bom Jan. 6, 1912, in Brook, he has .lived in : Cass county since 1938.''He was graduated from, the Indiana ^State Police Training school and other specialized courses such as Drunk-o-meter, Breathalizer, Traffic, Criminal Investigation and Fingerprinting, and attended Special Homicide School at.Harvard University of Legal Medicine at Boston, Mass. 'His' assignments have also included trooper, corporal technicial in charge of laboratory at the Lafayette post and sergeant technician in charge at Lafayette He is a member of the Wheatland avenue Methodist church, Orient Masonic lodge, Ancient: accepted Scottish Rite and the Elks club. W&LIAM (BILL) McCUNE, of 219 East Linden avenue, a resident of Cass county for the past 28 years, is the Democratic candidate for coroner of Cass county... Born Jan. I, 1905, in Logansport, he resided in Detroit, Michigan, for five years while teaching, at the .McCarrie School of Mechanical. Dentistry. He now operates his own Dental Laboratory in Logansport. •_ . He .is a member of the Elks and Tipton Masonic lodges, 'Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine Temple, and is past president of the Logansport Shrine club. CHARLES D. MURPHY, of 1421 Smead street, city, Cass County surveyor for the past 11 years is the Democratic candidate for re-election to that office. Born May 22, 1925, in Logans port, he has been a resident o: Cass county all of his 35 years with the exception of those periods of time spent, in the Armec Forces during World War n an< at Purdue' University where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in-1948. He is ; a grad uate of. the Logansport high school. Through a written examination in 1952, he obtained a license as a Professional Civil Engineer ant Surveyor from the State of Indiana and' has served in the office of Cass- County Surveyor since 1949. Formerly employed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania railroad during., his summer vacation months while at Purdue, he worked for the .United States Geologi- calDepartment out of-Indianapolis from 1948 to 1949. He -is a member of the Elks, Eagles, American Legion, the L'- Anguilfe Valley Historical Association of which he is president, the County Surveyor's and County Engineers Association, the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers and the Indiana Society of. Professional Land Surveyors. Eflie Mary Rice, 80, Dies In Ft, Wayne; Rites At Galvesfon Mrs Effie Mary-Rice, 80, died at 1211 am. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Helen school He has been active m 4-H Wiebke, in Fort Wayne. l work for the P ast ten y fiars andt She was born Sept. 1, 1880, in," MW servin S as treasurer of Indiana, the dauhgter of Frank the Cass county 4-H Association JOHN W. CONN, of rural route 2, city a Clinton township resident •and farmer for 20 years, is the Republican, candidate for reelection as Cass county commissioner, third district. Born Dec. 20, 1910," in Harrison township, Cass county, he is a of the Lucerne high C. HERBERT NELSON, of rur and Margaret (Clark) Jarvis. She was married to Charles E. Eice, who died in 1935. |l She was a member of the Lucerne Christian church. Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Francis Conwell, Kokomo; and a brother and sister, Mrs Dora Berry and Kale Jarvis, both of Kokomo; 15 grandchildren and two great • grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death Services will be at 1 p m Monday at 'the Thomas funeral home in Galveston Burial will be in' Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m Sunday. He has also served on the Cass county United Fund board for the past four years and in 1959 was chauman of the fund t Presently serving as county commissioner, he is seeking reelection to that office. He is also former Clinton township trustee, having served in that office for eight years. He is married and the father 'of two children, Phillip and Carolyn. He is a member of St Luke's Lutheran church, Masonic, Elks and Moose lodges, the Cass DONALD K. WINTER, M.D., of 2409 Hastye Hyfl, city, a member of the medical staffs of St. Joseph's and Memorial hospitals and the consultant staff of the Logansport State Hospital, is the Republican candidate for the office of Cass county coroner. Bom March 6, 1916, he is a lifelong resident of Logansport, having graduated from the local high school in 1933. He received his M.D. degree from the Indians University Medical school in 1940 and served his internship at the Indianapolis General hospital from 1940-42. He served with the U.S. Army from 194246, attached to the Ninth Army as Battalion Surgeon in treatment and evacuation of casualties. ;He began his medical practice in Logansport in 1946 in general medicine and anesthesiology. He was appointed coroner of Cass county by the county commissioners following Dr. Stewart's death in 1959, and was acting sheriff of Cass county after Lonnie Hall's death until the appointment of Bernard Leavitt in January, 1960. , He is a member of the Kiwanis, Elks,; and Shrine club, Orient lodge F. & A. M., St. John Com- mandery, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, American Legion, VFW, Chamber of Commerce, serving his second term on- the board of directors; vice'-president of the Indiana'Coroners Association, • has been chairman of the Blood' Program of the Cass county Red Cross since 1955 and vice- chairman of the Fort Wayne Regional Blood Program, ARC. since 1958, and is a member of the Baptist Temple. He is also a member and past president of the Cass county Medical Society,: the-Indiana State Medical Association, the American Medical Association,', the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Association Society of Anesthesiologists. He is a member and past president of the active Medical Staff of St. Joseph's hospital, president of the active Medical Staff of Memorial hospital and a member of the Consultant Staff of the state hospital. He is married and has thret children. STEPHEN M. (STEVE) GOR)ON, of rural route 3, 'city, -owner of the Gordon Landscaping and Tree -Suigery Service, is the Republican candidate for the office of county surveyor. Born July 20, 1929, in. Noble ownship, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs.' Don Gordon. He attended the Noble township school for nine years, and v,as graduated in 1947. from the Logansport .high school where he participated: in varsity basketball and track: He is a charier member and . past- president of the Logansport high Galveston, a Cass school Key club. He rece ' ved Scholar ' ai 1UUIC *<, VJ su»1.UI.U1I, a **».uu , „. ... .stop award upon graduation and county farmer for 29 years, is the CTaduated fr ± Purdue „_£. Democratic'candidate for ihe office of county commissioner, third district. A lifelong resident of Cass county, he was bom-Feb. 4, 1912, in Deer Creek township. He was from Purdue versity in 1951. He served as a company commander in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. An officer in the local unit of the;National Guard, he is a member of the Webb Chapel Methodist graduated from the Young Amer- church, Jaycees, Farm Bureau, lea high school I and is secretary-treasurer of the He owns his farm and has been Cass county chapter of the Pur- director of the Walton Elevator and Implement company for sev- due Agriculture Alumni Association. A home, owner, he is married one son in at Fairview school. en years. He is married and has " 1 ' u " three children j andhas He is a member and trustee of | the Center EUB church, a mem-j ber of the Young America Lions' Woody Stephens, Bowes Bond, club and is active in 4-H work j Harry Trotsek and Syl Veitch are county Historical Society and isjHe has been a member of Ihe i American trainers who have sad- presently serving as president of Deer Creek township advisory died winners, of, the Laurel Lithe Cass county Farm Bureau, '[board for six years. temational horse race.

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